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The Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests Accelerator Program is designed to promote sustainable forest management in Malawi and promote sustainable energy options to maintain forest cover and reduce land-based emissions.

"We need healthy forests if we want to protect our climate. As the climate changes, forests become more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, droughts and wildfires. Simultaneously, when our forests are destroyed, their carbon is released back into the atmosphere, further impacting climate change. It’s a horrifying one-two punch.."
Chris Noth

About Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests Accelerator Program: Cohort-3

The Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests (MCHF) Accelerator Program is a capacity building initiative implemented by mHub in coordination with the Government of Malawi with  support from the USAID and UKaid co-funded MCHF Activity. This is a 6 months long program, aimed at supporting targeted commercially viable products that are promoted by Malawi Clean Cooking Fund grantees in Zomba, Blantyre, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu. This cohort will be provided with support in distribution, marketing, and business training throughout the program. The early-stage entrepreneurs who will participate in the program will be linked with the Malawi Clean Cooking Fund (MCCF) Grantees (i.e. Dziwani Investments, Kawandama Hills Plantation, Emerging Cooking Solutions, Phata Outgrower Cooperative, 265Energy, UpEnergy, and other MCHF partners) so that they can get business of marketing and distributing commercially viable cooking solutions that they produce and distribute in major cities. 

How the MCHF Accelerator works

mHub will advertise MCHF Accelerator Program cohort 3 acceleration opportunity call for application for qualified , Alternative Energy and Fuel-Efficient Cooking Technologies(AEFCT). . In this cohort forty applicants will be chosen from a pool of applications for the next round of the challenge. The forty shortlisted applicants will then go through a pitching workshop before pitching to a panel of judges, and the chosen applicants will go through a due diligence process before the final 20 candidates are chosen to be a part of the program.

Lastly, the final 20 participants will receive business development trainings, mentorship, and access to finance opportunities over the course of six months.